Lowa Boots Mountain GTX – An epic pair of boots

Lowa Boots Mountain GTX – Introduction

The Lowa Boots Mountain GTX is on of Lowa’s most popular tactical boots. This boot has proven its self over and over again in all types of situations. It is popular among military personal, police officers and walkers. In this post I am going to talk about the Lowa Boots Mountain GTX and how it is a fantastic police boot know matter what your role consists of.

Lowa Boots Mountain GTX – The look

The Lowa Boots Mountain GTX looks very similar to the Lowa Boots Patrol and the Lowa Boots Combat GTX. It has a German hiking boot design mixed with a combat boot in to one. Being one of the most popular police boots in the U.K the look plays a major part. When you see the boots you can see why they are so popular as they look professional and you can see the high quality. It is all leather with metal hook eyelets. There is also band around the sole which has a very good use and will be explained in the specification of the boot.

Lowa Boots Mountain GTX – Specification

Another amazing part of this boot the Spec. The look is one thing but the Spec is out of this world. The Lowa Boots Mountain GTX boot made with full grain leather. This makes the boot easier to maintain. This is a good thing when you need to clean them it does not take to much of your own time up as we know you may not have that much!!!. The lacing system is a quick on/off hook system so the boots can be taken off or on easy. This is great if you are late or just finished a long shift. The Lowa Boots Mountain GTX is a Gore-Tex® lined boot which means that they are fully waterproof but at the same time are fully breathable so your feet do not get all stuff like other waterproof boots will do. Having dry and comfortable feet is very important while on shift as it can make a hard day a little bit better. The sole unit of the Lowa Boots Mountain GTX is a Vibram® “Tsavo”. This sole unit has a great slip resistant rating. Its rating is SRA. The other great thing about the sole unit is it is designed for comfort. These boots feel like slippers as soon as you put them on.

I have not forgot about the rubber band around the sole, That band is part of the sole unit. It is there as the sole can be replaced easily. This is great as the Lowa boots Mountain GTX have a long life span. If the sole is thin send the soles away to be replaced and its like having new boots!!!


Lowa Boots Mountain GTX – Should I get a pair?

In short when you are getting new boots for duty. I advise you try and think about these boots. They may be a bit expensive but with the sole being replaced they are a lot cheaper in the long run. so get a pair of the Lowa Boots Mountain GTX here.

Lowa Boots Mounatin GTX

Lowa Elite Light boot – The best light weight patrol boot?

Lowa Elite Light boot – Introduction

The Lowa Elite light boot is a fantastic addition to the Lowa boot range. This boot is different in many different ways to the average Lowa boot. The Lowa Elite light boot was the first in Lowa new lightweight range of boots. Even though it was the first it will be hard to get any better then this. You will be able to get different but it will be very hard to get better. In this post I am going to explain how these are different and why these might be the perfect light weight patrol boot on the market for all police officers.


Lowa Elite Light boot – The Look

The Lowa Elite light boot has a fantastic look to it. It has the design of a combat boot and jungle it to one. The boot is all leather which adds to the professional look it has. It has simple black metal eyelets which do not look out of place on a all leather boot. I think this boot is one of the nicest looking boot on the market today.


Lowa Elite Light boot – The Specification

This is the best part about these boots. The Specification is all on being a light weight patrol boot and it works really well. Lets go through the Spec. of the Lowa Elite Light boot. The boot is constructed using a cemented sole unit. This means the sole has been glued on to the boot this is the lightest way to make a boot. The Lowa Elite light boot is full grain leather that is 2.2 mm in all areas of the boot. This is great as full grain leather is easy to clean and maintain. So after a while when you get a chance to clean the boots it will be done in no time. The Lacing system is a open hook system. This makes the boot easy to get on and off. Getting boots off quickly after a long shift is the best feeling in the world some times. The lining inside the boot is called Vitatex which is designed to keep your feet nice a cool and allow air out which makes your feet stay nice and comfortable. The Lowa Elite Light boot has a vibram sole unit which is the best sole brand on the market. This means if you get a pair theywill last you.

The best thing about this boot is the weight. Only 1.2KG a pair for a full leather boot is amazing I guarantee you will be amazed by how light these boots really are.


Lowa Elite Light boot – Where can I try a pair?

I would suggest you would try a pair of these boots if you are looking for a light weight patrol boot. The Lowa Elite Light boot is one of the most lightest, flexible and comfortable patrol boots I have ever owned. The boots were really easy to look after and look very durable. You will not be disappointed.



Lowa Elite Light boot





Magnum viper pro waterproof all leather boot – Review

Magnum viper pro waterproof all leather boot – Review

In this post I am going to review one of Magnums newer boots the Magnum viper pro waterproof all leather boot. The Magnum Viper range was released by Magnum to replace the Magnum Cobra range. The Magnum viper range boots have different specs to the old cobra range. In this post I am talking about one Magnum Viper and that is the Magnum viper pro waterproof all leather boot.


Magnum viper pro waterproof all leather boot – Look

This boot is an 8 inch all leather boot with a modern look. Even with the Modern look to the boot still has a very profession look to it. It has a cushion on the Ankle to protect the ankle and this can be seen when looking at the boot. This would normally look out of place on a pair of boots but Magnum have managed to make it look like part of the boot which is a very nice touch. The look of the Magnum viper pro all leather boot is hard to put down as it is a very very good looking boot.

Magnum viper pro waterproof all leather boot

Magnum viper pro waterproof all leather boot – What does it offer?

This boot is full of technology and Certification. The boot is fully waterproof. This is a good if you are looking for a boot to keep your feet dry through out your long shift. It has a moisture wicking lining that is designed to keep at the perfect temperature at all times even for the longest days. This is a massive plus as some times we just want our feet to be comfortable. The sole unit on the Magnum viper pro waterproof all leather boot has a PVA mid sole this gives you more cushion on your feet. This makes the boot more comfortable even while walking on the hardest ground. While I used this I found them to be very accurate in all the Specs.


The Magnum viper pro waterproof all leather boot has sole unit that is slip resistant. This sole is also certified in this and it has a slip resistant rating of SRA. This means the boots has passed EU tests to be slip resistant. This is not the only EU certification this boot has. It also has EN ISO 20347:2004. This means this boot has been tested and certified to be used as a occupation pair of footwear meaning they are aimed at the police market and are allowed to been worn. All in all this is a great boot with a nice look and a professional all leather finish.


Magnum viper pro waterproof all leather boot – should I get a pair?

My advise would be to get a pair. You know the brand Magnum Bootswill not let you down they have been around for a long time. You can get this boot in many places I got mine from Patrolstore.com at only £81 I though these to be perfect for all police officers to try. GO GET A PAIR!!


Lowa Uplander GTX boot – A great lightweight boot that is fully waterproof

Lowa Uplander GTX boot – Introduction

In this post I am going to talk about the Lowa Uplander GTX boot. Lowa boots have been around for many years and are getting more and more popular among police officers. Lowa boots have been a favourite among military people for a long time and now police officers are getting more and more in to them. The only issue with the most popular Lowa boots are the weight of them. This is where the Lowa Uplander GTX boot comes in to play. In this post I am going explain why these boots have possible have changed the weight issue on Lowa boots.


Lowa Uplander GTX boot- Intro

The Lowa Uplander GTX boot is a full grain leather boot with a closed hook system. The look of the boot is great. It is 90% full grain leather with tough, durable nylon at the top. This Nylon makes the boot a lot more softer at the top of the boot. The boot looks profession and smart. This books looks wise is one of the best you can get.

Lowa Uplander GTX boot- What makes this boot great?

This Lowa boot has some amazing Spec. and still manages to stay lightweight. It does this using a wide range of technology. The Lowa Uplander GTX boot is fully waterproof. It has a Gore-Tex lining in the boot which stops any water from getting inside the boot at the same time it allows hot warm air from the boot to get out. This helps you stay nice a comfortable while you are on patrol as your feet stay dry but at the right temperature as well.

The Lowa Uplander GTX boot has a very good sole unit. It has a vibram® sole unit which is designed to last and not make you slip while doing a shift. The sole unit on the Uplander boot is deigned to be used on all types of terrain. The Lowa Uplander GTX boot is constructed using a technique called “injected” this means the sole and the boot are injected in to each over. This makes the boot last longer as there is no glue so it will not wear much over time. This is an amazing touch as we like our boots to last us.


The best is the fact the boots only weigh 1268 g/pair that is 634 g a boot. That is really light compared to the most popular Lowa Patrol, Lowa Mountain and the Lowa Combat boots. If you are looking for a lightweight high quality patrol boot get these!!!


Lowa Uplander GTX boots – Where can I get them?

These boots are sold in many places in the U.K. I like to go to a place I can trust but at the same time are not to expensive. I would advise that you get the Lowa Uplander GTX boot from Patrolstore. You can either speak to them on the phone or order on-line. If you want to try the boots first you can go to there main office.




Responder boots – The best if on a low budget

Responder boots – How did they come about?

Responder boots is a brand that have not been around that long at all. In fact as a brand they have only been around 3 years at the time of this blog. Responder boots were formed in October 2012 by an ex U.K police officer Mike Lupson. His aim was to make a boot that was fit for purpose but also in a budget. The reason this idea came to him was his well-established boots had failed him while on pursuit. They leaked in water and split during the chase of a suspect on a muddy field. Mike set about doing some research and found his colleagues had the same issue. He then decided to design his own boot. He used his experience as a police officer to make the boots were ready to meet any challenges an officer may face while on patrol.

Following a lot of research and development Responder Footwear Ltd was formed and there main boot was released and was called the RF/1.


Responder boots – RF/1 boot


The Responder RF/1 boot was designed as a boot that all a police officer would need but at the same time be in a police officers budget. The RF/1 one boot has a nice simple look to it. It is full grain plain looking boot which is great for everyone. It looks professional and is a European certified boot for Occupational footwear. This means the boots has been tested and met the EU requirement to be used as footwear so you can rely on it not letting you down during a patrol. The RF/1 Responder boot comes with a side zip as standard so after a long shift you can get them off quickly and relax your feet and we all know how great that feeling is.

I think this is a great boot and it defiantly is designed with Police officers duty and wallet in mind. I mean you get all the spec and you can get the RF/1 boot for as little as £39.99. AMAZING!!

But please don’t just take my word for it check this review out by another office pleased with these boots:

“………Having had several foot pursuits, in extreme conditions against those wearing trainers, I have all the confidence that these boots give superb grip when jumping and running extremely fast. I am also a TACT advanced driver and have had a number of pursuits in a vehicle, whereby the Responder Tactical Patrol Boot gave me precise feedback through the pedals – it is therefore a brilliant choice of footwear whether your are a police driver or on foot patrol.

As it is often said, the number one tool of a police officer is to have comfortable boots, these boots are the perfect template of what a boot should be……”Responder boots


 Responder boots – where can I get a pair?


Responder boots a boot made on a budget so police officers can easily buy a pair. I advise anyone to at least try getting a pair of these, You will not be let down at all by these boots. There a load of places you can get these boots but I got mine from Patrolstore. If you are an officer on a budget I would advise these Fantastic Responder boots.

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